Books

 

   Dave Isay from StoryCorps talked to WUTC's Michael Edward Miller about the appeal of hearing couples' how-they-met stories.  Such tales are collected in the book All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps.

Tennessee’s official Poet Laureate, Margaret Britton Vaughn, will speak at a Chattanooga Writer's Guild meeting at the Downtown Public Library in Chattanooga on February 12th from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Courtesy of the University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame Professor Augustin Fuentes will deliver a lecture at UTC tomorrow called “It’s Not All Sex and Violence.” 

The lecture is scheduled from 2p.m. to 4p.m. on January 24 at the University Center Auditorium at UTC.

Janie Dempsey Watts’s debut novel Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge hit the shelves of the Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore in Chattanooga last fall and became one of the store’s bestselling local books.  In this interview, Watts talks about the North Georgia legends and true history that inspired her.

Shane Berryhill, a Chattanooga, TN resident and author of the Chance Fortune young-adult series, has a new novel intended for all ages.  The Long Silent Night is a Christmas noir tale starring a North Pole detective named Jack Frost.

A new book tells the true story of a Chattanooga woman who got so hooked on hydrocodone that she took between 30 and 40 pills a day. 

Dan and Amelia Jacobs are newlyweds and co-authors of an unusual children's book. It's called A Brain Is For Eating, and they say it's written "for zombies and their little undead." They've written the book and gotten the first few pictures from the illustrator. Now, they're trying to use Kickstarter to finish the project.

Rabbit Zielke

Stephanie Osborn is a scientist and novelist with a love of mystery and science fiction. 

Professional storyteller Vincent Ivan Phipps joins us with a dramatic reading from his new book/CD Spooky-Nooga: Ghost Stories From Chattanooga, TN.

The e-book revolution means anyone can publish a novel at no cost and market it to Kindle, Nook and iPad owners.  But what are the odds of a self-published story becoming a bestseller?

David George Haskell's new book The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch In Nature chronicles his experiences getting up close and personal with creatures in a patch of old-growth forest in Sewanee.

This is a story about writing--a story that involves bigger questions about the current e-book revolution and the future of publishing.  It's a story about the way that writing can go off in unexpected directions.

Set in a future Atlanta, the Demon Trappers books combine a bleak, bankrupt future with elements of urban fantasy--demons, magic and the walking dead.  The premise sounds dark, but the series is actually a fun, fast-paced read starring seventeen-year-old Riley Blackthorne, whose job involves hunting and trapping demonic pests.  The series is marketed as young adult, but it's winning many adult readers.

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